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Rumanian Government Urged to Exchange Germans for 45,000 Jews Deported to Reich

The exchange of Jews who were deported from Transylvania for Germans now residing in the parts of Transylvania regained by Rumania from Hungary is demanded in a memorandum submitted today to the Rumanian Government by Dr. Ernest Marton, a former member of the Rumanian parliament.

The memorandum says that 140,000 Jews were deported by the Germans from Transylvania and that 45,000 of them are still alive as slave laborers in various parts of the Reich. These Jews can be saved if the Rumanian Government requests their exchange for Germans in the Rumanian-held part of Transylvania, Dr. Marton points out.

The former Jewish parliamentarian also urges that a commissariat to deal with Jewish affairs in the part of Transylvania regained by Rumania be established and that Jewish property there confiscated by Hungarian Nazis be restored to the owners. “I hope that the suggestions contained in my memorandum will be accepted by the Rumanian Government.” Dr. Marton told the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.